I recently purchased my first pressure cooker and could not be more thrilled. Nervous at first, I found it to be easy to use and not scary at all. I’m able to brown meat and sauté vegetables before shifting to the pressure cooking portion of the recipe, which allows for some depth to remain in […]

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Think About Balance Culinary nutritionist Abbie Gellman creates delicious, homemade meals that just happen to be healthy. “For lunch, I typically like to have a good mix of protein, carbohydrate, and fat from whole foods,” says Gellman. One of her favorites? “A tomato-based turkey chili full of delicious, nutritious ingredients, such as black beans, kidney […]

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For something that tastes so delicious and gives us so much pleasure, fat is plenty confusing. Most of us remember too well the “fat phobia” of the ‘80s and ‘90s, when eating low-fat/no-fat was deemed the one true way to lasting weight loss. The result? Few of us lost weight or kept it off, though […]

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Fermented foods are all the rage. Make your own dill pickles and pickled vegetables. Listen in as I share how you can make your own pickles to help your gut microbiome. Check out my simple recipes for you. DILL PICKLES INGREDIENTS 3 1/2 cups water 1 1/2 cups white vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon […]

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It’s wonderful to create your own food from scratch because you have more control over the flavors and ingredients. This is a perfect option if you have allergies, are picky, or are just tired of unnecessary additives. Check out my simple recipes for you! YOGURT Pour milk in a saucepan and bring it to a […]

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Health foods tend to ebb and flow in popularity. It’s hard to know if the latest, greatest food discovery actually holds up to its advertising. Are these six hot healthy foods worth the hype? Bone broth: good to maximize protein intake, regular broth better for soup base. Tiger Nuts: high in potassium and fiber, nuts […]

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In an effort to be healthy and animal friendly, many Americans are adopting a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. The main problem with adopting a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle is not getting enough protein. The daily need is 0.8 to 0.9 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. Protein can be found in non-animal sources, […]

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It seems like there are tons of nutrition recommendations out there, and many of them might contradict the other. There are unlimited articles suggesting that fat is bad for you, dairy can cause inflammation, and that gluten is to be blamed for your bloating. However, there are other articles suggesting that you should be eating […]

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If you’re not used to eating healthy, it can be a challenge to shop for those types of foods, especially if you think healthy food is expensive. In fact, according to a survey conducted by Prevention and Centrum, 53 percent of Americans said it was too expensive to eat a healthy, balanced diet. However, that […]

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Whether you’re a mom of three, or someone who balances a family and career, it can seem like planning and shopping for weekly healthy meals is time-consuming and more stressful than anything. You might be all too familiar with eating on-the-go, grabbing food for you and your family wherever it’s convenient. You’re not the only […]

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